Richard Ginika Izuora
The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 14 persons following series of intelligence on their alleged fraudulent activities.
They were arrested at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
The suspects are Akin Abiola Daramola, Stephen Augustine Terungwa, Oluwateru Abiodun Samson, Jeffrey Imariagbe Ehis, Uwajiala Odion Henry, Solomon Abidiran Pelumi, Adebayo Oluwatobi Isaac Olamide, and Odunifa Joseph Opomulero.
Others are Adulkarim Samad Olalekan, Anne Davidson, Ibrahim Enakere Emmanuel, Abayomi Oluwagbenga Olowoake, Israel Jigah Sokoamtu, Oluwaseun Olajuwon Ibrahim and Isaiah Effiong.
The EFCC further revealed that the suspects have been interrogated and will soon be arraigned in court.
During the raid, one of the suspects jumped to his death from the seventh floor of the popular 1004 Estate.
The incident took place around 8:45am on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
The unidentified young man, who was reportedly visiting the estate at the time, had panicked at the sight of the EFCC operatives.
Subsequently, he had jumped from the seventh floor to the car park below. He was said to have sustained fatal injuries occasioned by blunt force trauma and died shortly after.
The development was confirmed by the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi. Adejobi, who bemoaned the unfortunate incident, disclosed that the police is currently tracing his identity; so as to relay the tragic incident to his family.
Similarly, operatives of the EFCC in Benin, on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters in an early morning operation in Benin City, Edo State.
The suspects who were arrested following intelligence received by the Commission are Okosun Godspower; Imo Harry Hamilton; Efosa Desmond; Odiase Aifuwa; Idoko Onakpa; Dogìo Samson; Okukoje Godstime; Onuigbo Julius; and Osamulu Sunday.
Items recovered from them include laptop computers, mobile phones, a Toyota Camry car, and a Luxus Jeep.
The suspects are said to have made useful statements; and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are completed.